Notre Dame News

October 12-16

And my God will fulfil all your needs out of the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. And so glory be to God our Father, for ever and ever. Amen. (Philippians 4: 19-20)

NO SCHOOL: October 9-12

A reminder that there is no school on Friday, October 9 (PD day) and Monday, October 12 (Thanksgiving). We wish all of our families a blessed and restful long weekend.

Mass with Father Mirek

Join Father Mirek on Friday October 16th at lunch for Mass in the chapel. If you would like to attend, please contact Miss Jeannette at After this Mass we will have the Blessed Sacrament present for the year in our chapel.

Alpha Lunch Sessions Start October 14th!!

Alpha video series and discussion lunch hours are a great way to gain religion hours! They are held every Wednesday starting October 14th in the 1900 portables. If you would like to register, please see Miss J-net in the Youth Ministry office (room 1305).

St. Francis Students

If you attended St. Francis last year and ordered a yearbook or a grad bag, you can pick them up at the ND office.

Mental Health Lunchbox Session - with FOOD!

Want to broaden your snack game for studying?!!! Come see what Mr. Lerouge can cook up in the Foods lab at our next Mental Health Lunchbox session on Tuesday, October 13th. This session is limited to 15 students. Sign up in Student Services before the 13th!

Teen Anxiety Group Therapy

Group therapy opportunity- Teen Anxiety Group AGES : 13-17 YEAR S OLD DATE: NOVEMBER 05 - DECEMBER 10


Yearbook Committee

If you are interested in creating this year's yearbook, sign up using the Google Form by October 16th


We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our students and families for your continued support and patience as we re-opened our doors and welcomed our students back after 5 long months. We are so proud of the way everyone has adhered to the guidelines set out by Alberta Health Services. Due to these successes, we are pleased to share with you that we are able to make changes to some of our current practices in the following areas starting Monday:

  1. Lockers: Beginning Monday, October 5th at 9:00 am, we will be opening up every 4th locker on a first come, first serve sign up basis through a Google Form. Students have the option of signing up and paying the $5 fee for a locker. Once students have filled out the form, they can come to the office to pay the fee and to receive their locker number and combination.
  2. Cell Phone Policy: We will be fully reinstating our cell phone policy as of Monday - this includes the use of storage pouches in each class. Teachers will be reviewing the policy expectations with students. (Students will also have the option of leaving their phones in their lockers or at home.)
  3. Meet the Teacher: At this current time, we are not able to host a Meet the Teacher event as we have in the past. Please watch for a message through email from each teacher in the coming week and an updated Staff Directory on our website.
  4. Parent Teacher Interviews: We are currently working with our teaching staff and division to create a plan for parent teacher interviews. It is important that our parents and teachers are able to connect about the progress of each student - even if this is done through an alternate or virtual format. We will keep you up to date.

Grade 12 students - It's time!

Grad committee meets every Tuesday at lunch in the Amphitheatre. Come check it out.


X-Country Running is on and you can still join. We train every Monday & Wednesday (6:40-7:45 AM). We will have some competitions (socially distanced) this season too. See Mr Ward (Rm 2807) for any more information!

The Learning Commons 2020-2021 programs are starting up!

Dungeons & Dragons Club

Start date: Monday, October 5

Time: Lunch

Location: Learning Commons

Do you think you’re a match for the infamous Demogorgon? Test your skills at the Dungeons & Dragons Club every Monday and Wednesday at lunch. See Miss Stevens for sign-up and more information.

Book Club

Start date: Tuesday, October 13

Time: Lunch

Location: Learning Commons

Join us for monthly discussions on novels, graphic novels, and more. See Miss Stevens for sign-up and more information.

Speak Out: Poetry Slam

Start date: Friday, October 30

Time: Lunch

Location: Learning Commons

Join us for this student-led program where everyone with a creative soul is a welcome to submit their poetry, rants, short stories, songs, and more to read at the monthly Speak Out. Submissions can be made to Miss Stevens ( Please submit your work by Thursday, October 29. For more information, see Miss Stevens.


Are you interested in being a peer tutor? If so, stop by Student Services and pick up an application. You will need to get a teacher recommendation for the subjects you would like to tutor. You can tutor for a fee, volunteer hours and/or special projects (see Madame Gabert). If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Meraw or Mr. Deschenes!

Join the Voice!

Student voice meets every Thursday at lunch in the Learning Commons.

THE KEY Booklets - Online Ordering

Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame School is pleased to partner with Castle Rock Research to provide educational resources to help support student achievement.

Over the last 20 years, hundreds of thousands of students in Alberta have used THE KEY Study Guides and SNAP Workbooks produced by Castle Rock Research as part of their studies. We have recently been introduced to a digital resource from Castle Rock called SOLARO (Student Oriented Learning, Assessment, and Reporting Online). We find that SOLARO is a comprehensive digital study guide that provides all the benefits and features of THE KEY along with the added value of more robust content and many more practice questions. The same year-end tests from THE KEY are now available in the SOLARO courses for Mathematics, English Language Arts, Sciences, and Social Studies. You get 10 subject of any grade for 1 year View SOLARO Video

While Castle Rock will continue to support and produce THE KEY and SNAP, the focus moving forward will be on the many exciting benefits of SOLARO. We are working with Castle Rock to implement a new ordering procedure that will allow parents to order digital and print products online and still receive a preferred education discount (approx. 50%). To help reduce shipping charges, orders will be individually packaged, aggregated and shipped to the school for pick up by each student. Orders can be placed starting September 24 2020 ending October 16 2020 with shipment following within a week after the closing date . After this date the educational discounts will not be available. For SOLARO digital orders, activation will be immediate upon emailed confirmation.

The following resources are being provided for purchase:

The KEY Study Guides - Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies courses across grades 3 to 12. These guides are ideal for review and assessment preparation and feature questions from past Diploma exams and Provincial Achievement Tests, where applicable. The correct answers and detailed solutions for questions are also provided. Student Notes and Problems (SNAP) Workbooks – Instructional content, practice exercises, and unit assessments covering the breadth and depth of select Science and Mathematics courses. Problem Solved – All of the questions from the respective SNAP books are presented along with the detailed solutions. Class Notes – An excerpt of each SNAP workbook that focuses students on the explanatory notes for each topic.

To order print or digital products please visit

Thank you,

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